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"The Fabric of Our Lives"

Cotton is a multipurpose crop...two thirds of the harvested crop is composed of seed which can be turned into oil, meal and hulls. Cottonseed oil is used in many human food products, while cottonseed meal and hulls are used in animal feed and as fertilizer.

The remainder of the crop is the fiber cotton, which is packaged into bales at harvest. One bale weighs approximately 480 lbs.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015